Christmas at Bodiam Castle 2021

Winter walks in the fresh air, photos on a Christmas sleigh, hassle free shopping and tasty treats await you at Bodiam Castle this December.

Father Christmas entering the gate at Bodiam Castle

Winter characters and a Christmas sleigh

You'll find a festive Christmas sleigh parked up in the Castle Courtyard from 1 December to 3 January, where you can jump on and take a family photo. On weekends in December, look out for winter characters or elves to say hello to; we can't guarantee it, but you may catch a glimpse of Father Christmas or Mother Christmas walking around the Castle Courtyard or seated on thrones. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 December. Please note that Bodiam Castle is not running a bookable Father Christmas event in 2021.

Winter trees in the sunshine

Winter walks at Bodiam Castle

Enjoy the beauty of the castle under clear, cool skies and crisp winter days. Grab your wellies or walking boots and explore the castle or simply enjoy a gentle walk around the grounds and take in the castle walls surrounded by the moat. Discover the wildlife of Bodiam as you make your way around the castle, keeping your eyes peeled for photography opportunities and views across the Rother valley.

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Eating and shopping

Whether it's a present for a loved one or a treat for yourself, a snuggly throw or an inspiring cookbook, our shop is packed with great Christmas gift ideas. The Wharf Tea-room is open for hot meals or a festive mince pie and a warming drink.